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Notice: Holiday Service Monday for Labour Day

As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Labour Day this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

2014 Labour Day Parade Downtown Detours

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The 2014 Hamilton Labour Day parade will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 9:30am until 12:00pm. The parade will assemble on York Blvd. between Dundurn and Queen starting at 9:00am.

At 10:30 AM, the parade will travel south on Queen, east on Main, north on Bay, and west on York Blvd. to Dundurn Park. The parade will arrive at Dundurn Park at approximately 12:00 PM. The parade will result in the closure of the following streets between 9:30am and 12:00pm.

  • York Blvd. between Dundurn and Bay
  • Bay Street between Main and Cannon
  • Main Street between Queen and MacNab
  • King Street between Queen and MacNab

Due to the road closures routes 4 BAYFRONT, 5 DELAWARE (all branches), 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, 9 ROCK GARDENS, 34 UPPER PARADISE and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE will be detoured between approximately 9:30am until 12:00pm.

The detours are as follows:

Construction Detours 7 LOCKE on August 22nd

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Effective Friday, August 22nd, 2014 from approximately 10:00am to 2:00pm, Hunter Street at Pearl Street will be closed due to construction.

Due to the road closure, westbound route 7 LOCKE will be detoured. There is no detour for eastbound (downtown bound) buses. The detour is as follows:

Winona Peach Festival 2014 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing FREE shuttle service to and from the Winona Peach Festival. The annual festival takes place Friday August 22nd until Sunday August 24th.
 
The shuttle will depart from Eastgate Transit Terminal Platform #1 at the 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL stop. Service on Friday begins at 4:30pm, 4:45pm and 5:00pm and will then operate every 12 minutes. and runs until 8pm. Service on Saturday runs from 10am until 8pm while Sunday service runs from 10am until 4pm.
 
The shuttle will stop in Winona on Parkmanor Drive beside Winona Park. The first shuttle of the day departs on Friday at 5:24pm and 10:24am on the weekend. The last shuttle departs the festival at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights with the last shuttle on Sunday departing at 7:00pm.

Hamilton Transit Blog – Rebranded

If you’ve visited the Hamilton Transit Blog today, or checked into the various social media outlets that I use for the blog, you’ve no doubt seen somewhat if a visual change. Gone is the familiar blue-yellow-white logo and appearance, which had been replaced with a circular “HT” logo.

The change was made for a few reasons, with the primary reason to further disassociate myself with the HSR.

From the onset of the Twitter account, followed by the blog and Facebook page, I have endeavored to provide transit users with updates. Upcoming and current detours, events and news were my focus.

Fall 2014 Schedule Changes

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The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Fall 2014 edition of their quarterly Bus News. There are changes to the schedules, including the return of regular service on multiple routes. Other routes, such as 20 A-LINE EXPRESS, 43 STONE CHURCH and 44 RYMAL are being enhanced this fall.

Also please note that the previously scheduled changes to routes 7 LOCKE and 8 YORK will not be implemented as of yet.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday August 31st, 2014.

2014 Dundas Cactus Festival Detours 5 DELAWARE

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The City of Hamilton will be closing King Street between Market Street and York Road in downtown Dundas for the 39th Annual Dundas Cactus Festival 2014. The roadway will be closed on Thursday August 14th from approximately 6:45pm until 10pm for the festival parade. The roadway will then be closed again from approximately 4pm on Friday, August 15th until approximately 6pm on Sunday August 17th.

Due to the road closures routes 5 DELAWARE, 5E DELAWARE and 52 DUNDAS will be detoured for the duration of the events, with a slightly different detour during the parade on Thursday evening.

The detours are as follows:

James North Construction Detours Routes 4,20,99 from Aug 11th – Oct 29th

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Effective Monday, August 11th, 2014 and until approximately Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 weather permitting, James Street North between Barton Street and Strachan Street will be closed due to construction.

The work involves road and sidewalk reconstruction and watermain replacement. Urban Braille sidewalk and decorative concrete boulevards will be installed from Barton Street to the new GO station. Traffic calming bumpouts (curb extensions) will also be installed at the intersection of James and Strachan to narrow the crossing distance for pedestrians.

Routes 4 BAYFRONT, 20 A-LINE EXPRESS and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE will be on detour during these times. The details of the detour routings and specific dates are as follows below:

2014 Festival of Friends Shuttle Information

The HSR has released information about the shuttle to the Festival of Friends next weekend.

The shuttle will once again operate from downtown Hamilton and run express to the Ancaster fairgrounds. Buses will depart on King Street opposite MacNab Street every fifteen minutes at :00, :15, :30 and :45 passed the hour.

Service begins on Friday August 8th at 4:30pm and runs until 10pm. On Saturday and Sunday the first shuttle will depart downtown Hamilton at 11:30am with the final departure of the evening leaving King opposite MacNab at 10pm.

Buses will depart the Ancaster Fairgrounds at the north end of the midway at :05, :20, :35 and :50 with the first departure at 5:05pm on Friday, 12:05pm on Saturday and 12:05pm on Sunday. The final departure for all three nights will will take place at 11:35pm.

Notice: Holiday Service Monday for George Hamilton Day

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As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the George Hamilton Day (Civic) holiday on Monday, August 4th. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

  • 10 B-LINE EXPRESS
  • 12 WENTWORTH
  • 16 ANCASTER
  • 18 WATERDOWN
  • 20 A-LINE EXPRESS
  • 44 RYMAL
  • 52A DUNDAS LOCAL
  • MOHAWK EAST EXTRA